In 2005, five percent of U.S. Fortune 500 companies issued sustainability reports based on the Global Reporting Initiative. Today, 95 percent of the world’s largest 250 companies produce a sustainability report. As so many of our readers already know, sustainability is not the latest in a long line of temporary corporate trends, it is a permanent reality shift in business.
One of the best places to begin in sustainability, as we highlight in our newest report, is within your supply chain. In addition to being rich with opportunity, it is also where you’ll get the most bang for your initial buck.
Why? Two crucial reasons.
First, because you can effect substantial change within your supply chain. Going green is not about rhetoric. Rather, it’s an actual shift toward stronger ecological and community stewardship. Joining forces with your vendors and service partners allows you to create the kind of positive impact (that gets noticed!) all at nearly every point in your production process.
Second, it is a massive opportunity. Imagine the collaboration that would take place in working with your vendors to, say, reduce emissions. Which translates to honest and genuine packaging about how you’re giving back to the systems that you’re using. Which results in more media attention, more word-of-mouth referrals, and more authentic buzz. That’s how industries are changed for the better. That’s how win-wins are created.
Our newest report, A Sustainable Supply Chain: Why it Matters to Your Bottom Line and the Longevity of Your Business, highlights four reasons why building sustainability into your supply chain is critical to your company’s future. Plus, it’s packed with other insightful nuggets—like communication dos and don’ts, relevant statistics, and three approaches you can take to get started.
Click HERE to download it now and let’s start a discussion.
At CRG SustainableSolutions, we are all about showing you how to lead the pack, not fall behind. Ready to learn more? Call today: 901-766-0880.